Al-Monitor reports on what it calls a “surprise”, “curious” and “intriguing” finding:
Polls show surprising support for Jewish parties among Arab voters
A recent poll by Statnet, a research and polling institute specializing in the Arab sector, asked what party Arabs would vote for if the Joint List split into its four constituent parties: Hadash, Ra’am, Balad and Ta’al. The results, which were released last week, had one particularly curious finding. They showed that 25.% of respondents would vote for a Jewish party rather than one of the Arab parties that make up the Joint List.
I am not at all surprised by these findings given I live here, speak with Arabs, and know plenty who would vote for Jewish parties – not just for the reasons mentioned in the article, but because they love living here, even to the point of being Zionists.
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